Gray C

The Mask

The Mask

Keeping up appearances is hard to do You appear relaxed, contented, at ease Reality is different though

Your mind is at odds with your heart

You've begun to question your actions, Can you understand your reasons?

Have you determined your objectives? Decided upon your route?

Keep on the mask

Give them what they want

Let them see what they want to see Speak only words that keep them at ease

Remove the mask

Open up your heart

Show them the person behind

Give them the truth

To keep up appearances you have to decide

To be upfront, or to hide

  • Author: Gray C (Offline Offline)
  • Published: August 4th, 2022 17:56
  • Comment from author about the poem: Should you be "honest" or simply conform to the "norm"?
  • Category: Sociopolitical
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  • L. B. Mek

    a great message
    for far too often, those who wear masks
    lose their own faces
    and find their spines, swivelling
    to each, trending wind..
    at times', when life throws
    all the strife at us, all at once
    we need a mask or two, simply
    to survive...
    (thanks for sharing, this is such a relatable theme)

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